Judith Earline Veronica Simpson (née Livermore; born 14 November 1960) is a former British heptathlete who competed at three Olympic Games. She went on to appear as Nightshade in the TV show Gladiators between 1993 and 1996.
|Born||14 November 1960|
Simpson was born in Jamaica. She competed in three Commonwealth Games, 1982, 1986 and 1990, winning a silver, gold and bronze respectively in the heptathlon. She also competed in the pentathlon at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow and in the heptathlon and high jump at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. She was also the Three A's heptathlon champion in 1982 and 1983. In 1986 Simpson won a bronze medal in the heptathlon at the European Championships in Stuttgart with a personal best points total of 6623.
Between 1993 and 1996 Simpson featured in the UK TV show Gladiators as "Nightshade". After appearing in an Ashes competition with Australian Gladiators she became ill. She appeared for a few episodes of the 1996 series but was later forced to pull out.
|Representing Great Britain / England|
|1980||Olympic Games||Moscow, Soviet Union||13th||pentathlon||4304|
|1982||European Championships||Athens, Greece||7th||heptathlon||6287|
|Commonwealth Games||Brisbane, Australia||5th||100 m hurdles||13.25|
|1983||World Student Games (Universiade)||Edmonton, Canada||3rd||heptathlon||6184|
|World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||—||heptathlon||DNF|
|1984||Olympic Games||Los Angeles, United States||19th (q)||high jump||1.84 m|
|1985||World Student Games (Universiade)||Kobe, Japan||3rd||heptathlon||6046|
|1986||Commonwealth Games||Edinburgh, Scotland||1st||heptathlon||6282|
|European Championships||Stuttgart, West Germany||3rd||heptathlon||6623|
|1988||Olympic Games||Seoul, South Korea||—||heptathlon||DNF|
|1990||Commonwealth Games||Auckland, New Zealand||3rd||heptathlon||6085|
- "Brain disease claims Gladiator's baby". BBC News. 7 January 1999. Retrieved 1 April 2019.